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How Healthcare Leaders Can Leverage Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare leaders have different ideas on what workforce optimization is and why it is essential to their healthcare system. Understanding contingent staffing needs, providing in-demand clinicians to your facilities, and knowing what is costing the healthcare system, can be overwhelming, especially in today's challenging and changing environment. 

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

Case Study: Cost Containment Through Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

VISTA recently embarked on an engagement with a large multi-specialty medical and healthcare management group to discuss the challenges they were facing. These challenges included the following major areas: cost containment, transparency, compliance, and how to reduce the dependency on locum tenens.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

How Technology Can Help You Manage the Physician Shortage

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 8, 2020 10:02:23 AM

According to AAMC, by 2032, the American healthcare system will be short almost 122,000 physicians. This ongoing physician shortage is only going to get worse. With the lack of qualified clinicians, it is leaving healthcare systems and facilities scrambling to fill positions and balance the need for continuity of care against the need to control staffing costs.

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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

How to Capture More Market Share with Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Patient expectations have never been higher. And it is up to you to create an effective workforce management strategy that will help you meet or exceed these expectations. While plans may vary according to hospital type, they all focus on the strategic utilization of physicians and other hospital employees to meet or exceed customer expectations. 

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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices

5 Ways Workforce Optimization Drives Workforce Productivity

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 18, 2020 12:11:56 PM

Increasing productivity at a hospital is no small undertaking - especially given the current physician shortage impacting the healthcare industry. If there are too few clinicians available to treat patients, morale sinks, which negatively impacts productivity. But if the supply of clinicians exceeds demand, the resulting inefficiency can erode already-thin profit margins.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, HR, Recruiting, Labor Strategy, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization

Improve Patient Experience with Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 18, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Patient satisfaction is inextricably linked to the financial stability of a healthcare organization. Patients have learned that they have choices in selecting their providers and have developed a low tolerance for service that does not meet their expectations.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Staffing Technology

How Much are Vacancies Costing Your Facility/Practice?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 22, 2020 12:52:00 PM

Across all types of healthcare organizations, clinician vacancies have both direct and indirect costs. For hospitals and medical practices, physician vacancies can impact a variety of areas, including revenue, patient experience, quality of care and more. In this post, we will explore all the direct and indirect costs of these vacancies in depth. 

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Recruiting, Labor Strategy

How Staffing Levels Affect Patient Experience

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Not a moment too soon, optimizing the patient experience has become a top priority for many healthcare providers across the nation. As medical practices focus on providing patients with the proper level of support, the providers improve outcomes across the board.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Staffing Technology

What You Should Know About Staffing Technologies (VMS)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 9, 2020 12:32:19 PM

One of the most difficult tasks hospitals and other healthcare facilities face is staff management. Proper staffing is essential to ensure that the hospital operates smoothly and that all patients have a positive experience. Because staffing can be so complex and involves so many diverse challenges, many facilities struggle to find an efficient and effective way to manage contingency staff, provide continuity of care, maintain a positive patient experience and drive bottom-line growth. In this article, we discuss two types of staffing technologies that can help with these tasks: VMS and MSP. Most healthcare facilities will find that one or both of these solutions reduce problems with contingency staff management.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, Recruiting, Staffing Technology

Using Data to Support Staffing Strategies

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Thanks to a variety of advanced technologies, today's organizations in all industries have access to data that can help them make informed business decisions designed to drive growth.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, Staffing Technology

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At VISTA we’re dedicated to being our clients’ strategic workforce optimization partner. With our deep industry expertise and exclusive locums MSP technology, we help health systems, hospitals, practices and government entities build and sustain effective workforce models that ensure patient access to care and organizational stability. Covering more than 60 specialties, we staff physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help our clients preserve revenue and maintain profitability.